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ARRIËNS, P(ieter). Dagboek eener reis naar Constantinopel in 1840, met eenige geschiedkundige mededeelingen en opmerkingen. 's Gravenhage, Gebroeders van Cleef, 1854.Original printed boards (frontcover sl. discoloured;spine sl. dam.). X,162 pp. First edition. - Pieter Arriëns (1791-1860), later a Rear-Admiral in the Dutch navy, was commander of the Dutch frigate De Rijn, when he visited Greece in the late winter and early spring of 1840. Also on board was H.R.M. Hendrik, Prince of the Netherlands. Arriëns had not planned to publish his notes, but with the outbreak of the Crimean War (1853-1856) he felt the need to inform the Dutch public on the current situation in Constantinople (Koster, To Hellen's noble land, p. 148).Weber 475; Not in Tiele or Cat. NHSM. [Boeknr.: 7446 ]

€ 275,00

BAKER, James. Turkey. New York, Henry Holt and Company, 1877.Original decorated red cloth. With 2 folding coloured maps. XII,495 pp. First edition, the second and the third edition also appeared in 1877 which would imply that the book was very popular; with bookplate of Joseph M. Gleason. - The author was Lieutenant-Colonel of the Auxiliary Forces and had visited Constantinople during the Crimean war and had returned to Turkey in 1874, where he remained three years dividing his time between his estate outside Salonica and his travels through the country. It provides also a great deal of information on what is now Northern Greece and Bulgaria.(Blackmer p.15). This very interesting work contains a great deal of information, especially on agricultural districts (Atabey p.32).Blackmer Collection 65 (later ed. only); Atabey Collection 49 (French edition only).. [Boeknr.: 15332 ]

€ 95,00

BARTHELEMY, Jean Jacques. Reise des jungen Anacharsis durch Griechenland vierhundert Jahr vor der gewöhnlichen Zeitrechnung. Aus dem Französischen. Berlin, Libau, Lagarde und Friedrich, 1789-1793.7 volumes. Original embossed cloth, spines lettered in gilt. With 7 portrait frontispieces and 34 plans and maps (mostly folding). First German edition. - This famous and influential work was first published in French in 1788, Voyage du jeune Anacharsis en Grèce; numerous editions and translations appeared throughout the 19th century. Although there had been earlier attemps to popularize what was known of Greek antiquity, none was so immediately succesful and influential as Barthelemy's Anacharsis, which played an important part in the development both of neo-classicism and philhellenic sentiment in France. - (Age-browned). - Scarce.Fromm 2082; Cf. Blackmer 83 and Atabey 67; Eutiner Landesbibliothek 0085 (later ed. only). [Boeknr.: 33119 ]

€ 950,00

COLOSSUS OF RHODES. Colosse de Rhodes. (Augsburg), Georg Balthasar Probst, (ca. 1770).Contemporary handcoloured perspective view (vue d'optique or Guckkastenbild) depicting the ancient harbour of Rhodes with the statue of the Colossus at its entrance. Ca. 30 x 41 cm. The Colossus of Rhodes was a statue of the Greek titan-god of the sun Helios, erected in the city of Rhodes, on the Greek island of the same name, by Chares of Lindos in 280 BC. One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, it was constructed to celebrate Rhodes' victory over the ruler of Cyprus, Antigonus I Monophthalmus, whose son unsuccessfully besieged Rhodes in 305 BC. Before its destruction in the earthquake of 226 BC, the Colossus of Rhodes stood over 30 metres high, making it one of the tallest statues of the ancient world. - (Small part of lower blank margin repaired). - Very attractive view. [Boeknr.: 34078 ]

€ 275,00

GARDNER, Ernest Arthur. Ancient Athens. 2nd edition. New York, London, Macmillan Company, 1907.Original decorated cloth gilt, top edge gilt. With numerous plans, plates and illustrations. XVI,579 pp. The first edition was published the same year. - A fine copy. [Boeknr.: 8787 ]

€ 45,00

HOWARD, George William Frederic. Diary in Turkish and Greek waters. 4th edition. London, Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1854.Original brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt. XI,353; (24) pp. First edition also published in 1854; with armorial bookplate of William Garnett. - These travels by George William Frederic Howard, 7th Earl of Carlisle took place from June 3, 1853 to May 20, 1854 and include some interesting gossip about life in Athens (Blackmer p. 12). - A fine copy.Blackmer Collection 835; Weber 507; Contominas 122. [Boeknr.: 35207 ]

€ 225,00

MEINERS, Christoph. Recherches historiques sur le luxe chez les Athéniens, depuis les temps les plus anciens, jusque'a la mort de Philippe de Macédoine; mémoire traduit de l'Allemand. Suivi du Traité du luxe des dames Romaines par Nadal .. Paris, Adrien Egron, 1823.Contemporary half calf. VIII,198,(1) pp. - (Foxed). First published in German: Geschichte des Luxus der Athenienser von den ältesten Zeiten an bis auf den Tod Philipps von Makedonien, 1782. On luxury, weath, manners, and customs in classical Athens and Greece by Christoph Meiners (1747 - 1810) a German philosopher and historian. [Boeknr.: 33125 ]

€ 95,00

MICHAUD, (Joseph) & (Jean J.F.) POUJOULAT. Correspondance d'Orient (1830-1831). Bruxelles, N.J. Gregoir, V. Wouters et Cie, 1841.8 volumes in 4. Contemporary half calf, spines gilt. With folding map. First published in Paris in 1833-1835. - 'Michaud, the historian of the Crusades, and his secretary Poujoulat travelled together through Greece, Constantinople and the Archipelago to Jerusalem, where they separated. Poujoulat explored Syria and Michaud went on to Egypt, but they wrote regularly to each other, and these letters constitute in great part the voluminous Correspondance d'Orient. The first three volumes, dealing with Greece and Turkey, contain mostly Michaud's letters. Both Michaud and Poujoulat were interested in the contemporary state of the countries they visited than archaeology and antiquities' (Blackmer 1122). - A very fine set.Atabey Collection 807; Weber 211; Tobler p.151, Ibrahim-Hilmy II, p.33. [Boeknr.: 32445 ]

€ 475,00

POUQUEVILLE, François Charles Hugues Laurent. Grèce. Paris, Firmin Didot, 1861.Contemporary half red morocco, spine gilt, with gilt coat of arms on both sides of the city of Utrecht. With 2 folding maps and 112 steelengravings of Greece. 448 pp. First published in Paris in 1835; part of the series L'Univers. - 'Pouqueville has produced as his last work a history of ancient Greece. The plates are of especial interest' (Blackmer p.284). - A fine copy.Blackmer Collection 1348; Contominas Collection 582; Andres 605. [Boeknr.: 33122 ]

€ 175,00

RICHTER, W. Die Sklaverei im Griechischen Altertume. Ein Kulturbild nach den Quellen in gemeinfasslicher Darstellung. Breslau, Ferdinand Hirt, 1886.Original embossed cloth, gilt lettering. 168 pp. [Boeknr.: 19541 ]

€ 45,00

SOMER, Jan. Zee en landt reyse, gedaen naer de Levante, als Italien, Candien, Cypres, Egypten, Rhodes, Archipelago, Turckyen: en wederom door Duytslant. Waer in veele aenmerckens waerdige saken verhaelt worden. Desen tweden druck vermeerdert met de maniere van leven, gods-dienst, ceremonien, wetten, en krijghs-handel der Turcken, en hoe wreet sy met de slaven handelen. Beschreven door een Christen slaaf, die 13 jaar aldaer ghevangen heeft geweest. Amsterdam, Joost Hartgers, 1649.4to. Modern boards. With woodcut vignette on title-page and 6 half-page engravings. 47 lvs. First edition published the same year. - Jan Somer (ca. 1560-1640) a Dutchman from the province of Zeeland claims that he started his voyage in 1590 and returned in the autumn of 1592. There are several inconsistencies in the text, however, which make a large part of his itinery doubtful. It is conceivable that Jan Somer never travelled at all, but is one of the many plagiarists of his time. Somer was widely read, however, and had the reputation of being a famous traveller who wrote excellent accounts of his extensive journeys (Koster, To Hellen's noble land, 13). Including accounts of Alexandria, Cairo, the Red Sea area and Turkey. The treatise on the Turcks is a translation of B. Georgiewitz's De Turcarum moribus epitome, 1544. - A fine copy.Tiele 1014; Cat. NHSM I, p.255-256. [Boeknr.: 15953 ]

€ 1750,00

STOLL, Heinrich Wilhelm. Bilder aus dem altgriechischen Leben. 2. Auflage. Leipzig, B.G. Teubner, 1875.Original embossed cloth, spine gilt. With folding maps, illustrations and plates. VIII,560 pp. First published in Leipzig in 1870. - Fine. [Boeknr.: 33128 ]

€ 45,00

VISINO, J(ohann) N(epomuk). Pelgrims-reize uit Griekenland, over Egypte, naar Palestina. Behelzende: eene opgave van de geschiedenis en den tegenwoordigen toestand van alle voor den Christen merkwaardige plaatsen in het Heilige Land. In brieven aan eenen geestelijken te Passau. Uit het Hoogduitsch. Zwartsluis, R. van Wijk, 1843.Contemporary half calf, spine gilt (top of spine sl. dam.). (4),430 pp. Dutch translation of Meine Wanderung nach Palästina, Passau 1840. 'Abgerechnet die nachfolge Chateaubriands, bietet der Verfasser, der sich ziemlich fleissig umsah, einiges interessante' (Tobler p.160).Röhricht p.388. [Boeknr.: 33341 ]

€ 125,00


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